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We found 126 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near West Bloomfield, MI.

Dr. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty Road; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary specializes in family medicine and practices in Novi, MI. Patient reviews placed Dr. Clary at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clary accepts. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Dr. Clary's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmologist in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Cukrowski attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cukrowski is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Hanna Michel El-Khouri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 205
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Hanna Khouri's specialty is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and fetal echocardiography. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khouri honors. Dr. Khouri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Garden City Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
6900 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 211
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. He speaks French. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sircus is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yahya F Murad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7071 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Yahya Murad specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Commerce Township, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Murad is conversant in Arabic. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Murad attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6330 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 110
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He works in West Bloomfield, MI and Livonia, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. Dr. Tulin-Silver is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Tulin-Silver's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Derek Adam Einhorn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Derek Einhorn is a general internist and pediatrician. Dr. Einhorn's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Einhorn trained at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Einhorn's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Paul Lebeis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 220
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mark Lebeis specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Lebeis focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, congenital heart disease, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Lebeis accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Michael Howard Piper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Piper is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In his practice, Dr. Piper focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Piper has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Piper is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Edward Adeed Yousif, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, stomach problems, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Yousif is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Yousif attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Yousif speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Alan Frederick Cutler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Alan Cutler is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Warren, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Cutler include holistic medicine, peptic ulcer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. Robert Christopher Maynard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 220
Farmington, MI
 

Dr. Robert Maynard is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Farmington, MI and Novi, MI. His areas of expertise include heart problems, holter monitoring, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Maynard is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Maynard is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Nasser Taghavi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
522 W. Commerce
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Nasser Taghavi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in substance abuse, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Taghavi's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Taghavi attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
4855 Rolling Ridge
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Schwartzenfeld performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Brian Kohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
32255 Northwestern; Suite 100
Farmington, MI
 

Dr. Robert Kohen sees patients in Farmington, MI, Madison Heights, MI, and Southfield, MI. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohen include shoulder surgery, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kohen is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kohen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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What is Bloodless Medicine?

For a variety of reasons, some people feel strongly about refusing blood transfusions and blood products. Bloodless medicine is an emerging medical practice that seeks to provide full medical care, including surgery, for these patients without the use of transfusions.

There are many legitimate reasons why a patient might wish to refuse blood products. Perhaps the most well known are the religious beliefs of certain groups, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses. But religious beliefs are not the only reason someone might choose bloodless medicine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Ethical decisions about the limited supply of blood available
  • Patients with rare blood types may not have access to donor blood
  • Fear of receiving the wrong blood type, which can cause a significant allergic reaction
  • Concerns about infectious diseases that could possibly infect the blood supply, such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr, or Mad Cow Disease

When it comes to surgery, bloodless medicine succeeds by increasing the amount of red blood cells a patient produces before surgery, replacing any lost blood with fluids, carefully managing the patient’s health during surgery, and meticulously controlling blood loss so that as little bleeding as possible occurs.

Preparation begins by increasing the number of red blood cells the patient produces, so that any loss during surgery will not be as harmful. Patients may be instructed to eat iron-rich foods, given iron supplements, or given medications to increase their hemoglobin. The least invasive surgical procedures available will be chosen, as they require tiny incisions.

During surgery, patients are often positioned on a slope with their head lowered, to protect their brain from any blood loss. Their blood pressure may be lowered and their body temperature raised to reduce bleeding. They may be given 100% oxygen to help a reduced number of red blood cells carry sufficient oxygen to their body. Modern surgical tools are used that cauterize any broken blood vessels as soon as they are cut, in order to minimize blood loss.

Sometimes, a technique known as hemodilution is used. A portion of blood is removed from the patient at the beginning of surgery and replaced with fluids, diluting the blood circulating within the body. If bleeding occurs during surgery, the blood lost is this dilute blood, and not as critical. After surgery, the pure blood is replaced. In some cases blood that is lost during surgery can also be collected, cleaned, and returned to the patient.

Not all surgeries can be performed bloodless, but most can, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Liver transplants
  • Urinary tract surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Brain surgery

Despite all the precautions taken, during any surgery there is the possibility of unexpected hemorrhage. A hemorrhage, or severe episode of bleeding, can be life threatening without the help of transfused blood. Before any surgical procedure, it is important to make a plan with your physicians about what steps you would like them to take, or not take, in case the unexpected happens.